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Yara Rodrigues Fowler (Balham Literary Festival)
June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 13th June: 19.00
Join local author Yara Rodrigues Fowler as she discusses her stunning debut novel, Stubborn Archivist (longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize) – a lyrical reflection on growing up in a Brazilian-British household, of finding your space within different cultures and of learning to live in a traumatized body.
“I read Stubborn Archivist in a ravenous gulp. It’s stunning: so articulate about what it means to live between two languages and countries, tenderly unravelling the knots of unbelonging”Olivia Laing
Yara was chosen as one of The Observer’s hottest-tipped debut novelists of 2019 and Stubborn Archivist was described as ‘unlike any other book you’ve read . . . a novel that is personal and political – and its unusual form is integral to its power’.
Don’t miss the chance to hear Yara, who grew up in Balham, talk about this brilliant debut novel.
Venue: Balham Oxfam, SW12 9BW
Price: £5 or £16 including a copy of Stubborn Archivist (RRP £14.99)